Ways to at­tain lovely skin

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY - By ELLEN WHYtE

HERE are some tips on how to at­tain lovely skin.

Don’t scrub too much

Fa­cial scrubs are de­signed to re­move dead skin cells, re­veal­ing youth­ful cells un­der­neath. How­ever, your skin is quite del­i­cate so when you deep cleanse too of­ten or with an in­fe­rior prod­uct, you run the risk of dam­ag­ing it. This re­sults in red­ness, in­flam­ma­tion and pim­ples.

Wear sun­screen ev­ery day

We live in such a hot coun­try, that even in­di­rect sun­light as you scurry about in the shade is rather strong. Pre­vent sun dam­age.

Buy a ripe av­o­cado

Cut an av­o­cado into two and spread over your face. This rich moisturising mask is also loaded with vi­ta­min E. Eat the other half for its di­etary fi­bre and over 12 vi­ta­mins and min­er­als.

Cut stress from your life

No­body knows why but stress and pim­ples seem to go to­gether. Some sci­en­tists think stress causes the body to pro­duce ex­tra se­bum, an oily sub­stance that sticks to dead skin cells, at­tracts bac­te­ria and clogs hair fol­li­cles, lead­ing to pim­ples.

Have a cup of green tea

This herb has an an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory ef­fect to help your body fight off sun dam­age.

Eat food rich in beta- carotene

When you eat food rich in beta- carotene, the body con­verts it into vi­ta­min A ( retinol) that’s im­por­tant for healthy skin. Rich sources in­clude car­rots, pump­kin, spinach, sweet pota­toes, broc­coli and can­taloupe.

Al­ways re­move your make- up at night

When you clean your face at night, your skin has a chance to charge and re­cover. Leav­ing ev­ery­thing on means clogged pores which can lead to cell dam­age such as lines, ir­ri­ta­tion and blem­ishes.

Dab cleans­ing lotion

When you clean your face, dab on cleans­ing lotion and let it sit for a few min­utes. Then gen­tly wash it off with luke­warm wa­ter. Pat dry and then ap­ply a mois­turiser. Use a light one in the morn­ing and a heav­ier one at night.

Av­o­ca­dos are loaded with vi­ta­min E.

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